AboutI am Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Judaism and Chair of the Department of Textual, Historical and Systematic Studies of Judaism and Christianity at Radboud University Nijmegen, where I conduct research on the intellectual, cultural, and social history of ancient Israel and Judah. My current work employs social scientific research on migration, trauma, and imperial-colonial power to interpret biblical and extra-biblical evidence relating to the impact of displacement on Israelite and Judahite identities; previous projects have drawn on anthropology, archaeology, translation theory, and film studies. I also have an interest in ethics and social justice, especially in ways that historical research can contribute to contemporary ethical conversations. Prospective doctoral students with related interests are invited to make contact by email.
EducationD.Phil. in Theology (Old Testament) (Oxford)
M.Phil. in Theology (Old Testament) (Oxford)
Postgraduate Diploma in Theology (Oxford)
Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (Nottingham)
B.A. in Religious Studies (Scripps)
MembershipsSociety of Biblical Literature; Association of Jewish Studies; National Association of Professors of Hebrew; European Association of Biblical Study; Oudtestamentisch Werkgezelschap (NL/BE); Society for Old Testament Study (UK); Netherlands School for Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion; Palestine Exploration Fund